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Galena On The Fly

#4 of 11 Tours in Galena
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Address: Galena, IL 61036
Phone Number: +1 815 777-2747
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Perfect September Night

This was on my bucket list ! It fulfilled the dream perfectly. 5 of us were a little nervous but the adventure was all worth it. From the time the balloon inflates to getting... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
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Savanna, Illinois
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Savanna, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This was on my bucket list ! It fulfilled the dream perfectly. 5 of us were a little nervous but the adventure was all worth it. From the time the balloon inflates to getting in the basket there is no time to be scared ! The time goes fast and the evening could have gone on for alot longer; so... More 

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

TL;DR Freaking awesome!! Don't think just do it and thank me later!! Got so lucky with how amazing the weather was!! Clear skies, not too hot, but not cold. Was a little hesitant at first because it was a little expensive but it was worth every penny and cant wait to do it again! The views were amazing, the flight... More 

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Riverton, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This was the coolest thing ever!! I hope to do it again next year. I can't say enough about the professionalism, courtesy and knowledge of Andy and his crew!! Everyone would experience this!!! Thanks again guys for and experience of a life time!!

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1 Thank Lynnie9867
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Went out with Galena on the Fly on a beautiful September morning & couldn't have been happier with the entire experience! One of the top things I have done in my life where I have just felt it was one of those truly beautiful and peaceful moments in your life that you cannot quite replicate no matter how hard you... More 

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1 Thank Deborah T
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

It was a breathtaking and peaceful experience! Very professional and friendly pilot! Highly recommend!!!

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1 Thank Eva P
Lostant, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This was my second flight with Galena On The Fly and pilot Andy. It was even better the second time around. We did the sunrise flight and although getting up early is a struggle it was so worth it! You arrive at the take off spot. Eagle Ridge Resort and you watch the crew prepare the balloon. Once they start... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This was an excellent experience from beginning to end. My wife is afraid of heights, but had no trouble with this. It feels very smooth and secure. The noise and heat from the burners is a bit uncomfortable, but totally worth the views and the fact that you get to say you did it. For $200 per person, it IS... More 

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1 Thank Robert M
Galena, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

What an unbelievable experience flying in a Hot Air Balloon this past Labor Day Weekend. From the time we made our reservation, to the time we got to the field at Eagle Ridge Resort to the time we came back, it was a first class FIVE STAR EVENT. Andy let us know that he would call us to confirm the... More 

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Glenview, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Standing 1 hour is bored for younger children. Landing is quite challenging. Recommend at least 12 and up.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We went at 5:30 pm for an evening flight. Be sure to reply to your text message the night before. Plus kids must be at least 6 yrs old. I personally don't think it's worth money take such young ones as they are probably too short to see over the basket. I wasn't scared. It was so quiet except when... More 

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